Having recently graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Menswear, designer Helen Kirkum has unleashed her incredibly inspiring, “Discarded & Remastered” footwear collection.
What’s really quite poetic about this collection, is that it’s a result of Helen wanting to learn more about the intricacies and development processes of products that she’s creating –
“I wanted to see exactly how they were made, so it took me five hours to break down each shoe. I didn’t rip or tear, instead I melted glue and unpicked stitching; I wanted to value the initial components.”
Essentially Helen’s collection is a modern day version of an early 00’s Kanye album; a sampling of classics, rearranged masterfully to create something different yet familiar at the same time.
“My designs are an attempt to make a bridge between conceptual and commercial footwear – it is born from commerciality, yet it reacts to it.”
You can see more of Helen’s “Discarded & Remastered” collection, below.
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